Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about! Thanks to all the players,
coaches, AD staff, and fans that made the move to the PAC 12 possible leading to
this; and we're just getting started!
Very cool. The value of my season tickets just went up. This is great news for
the football program.
Big time! However, not to be outdone, expect the Y to announce a 10 year home
and home agreement with the Wolverines. And to cover the 5 away games, the HD
truck is ready to drive the 17 miles to Utah Valley University. All 10 games
will be shown at the 5AM (ET) on Wensday as part of the ESPN agreement.
If Utah keeps BYU on its schedule it will have to be a 2 for 1. Two games in
SLC for every one game in Provo. Sorry BYU, you are not Michigan.
All I have to say is, GIDDY UP!! :)
The 2015 season opener in SLC will be the first time Michigan, the winningest
program in college football history, will play on a Thursday night.That my friends is big-time. One-for-one series with Michigan including a
Thursday night opener in SLC.
Sport fans in SLC and Utah. In the next 4 seasons RES will host: USC (twice);
Oregon (twice); Stanford; Michigan; BYU, and 16 other PAC-12 rivals. (And this
schedule is not complete at this time!) I'm ready for some football - big
time! Go Utes!
This is good stuff! Very exciting to host and be guests of such a prestigious
The game atmosphere in Michigan rivals anything in football...be great to go
back. MI has an incredible legacy, this will be one of the funnest games of the
season: west coast v east coast.
Over the last decade, Michigan has played at exactly TWO opponents stadiums in
Out-Of-Conference matchups: Notre Dame and Oregon.Add Utah to that
This is awesome. Even though the Utes play 9 conference games, they should
always try to schedule at least one non-conference heavy weight. I have to
imagine a nice pay day comes with the trip to Ann Arbor too. I beleive the pay
out was $750,000 or $1 mill. last time.
Congratulations to the Utes. This is exciting. Sad to see you bashing on the Y
just because you got Michigan on the schedule. But I really am excited for you
guys. Keep up the great work! Win every game! (Except when you play BYU of
course) But really, congrats, it will be a good series to watch! Hope this shows
you that not all BYU fans just hate on you guys. Keep up the good work!
As of today 2014:6 road games: Michigan, Arizona State, Colorado,
Oregon State, UCLA, Washington 4 home games: Arizona, Oregon, Stanford,
USCNow that's one tough schedule, 4 possible top 10 teams. So
now we have two home open slots for a D2 programs.Go UTES!!
As a BYU grad and soon to be Michigan PhD student, I'm excited to see this
matchup. Naturally, I'll be cheering for the Wolverines.
So proud of our football program and how far we've come. There's
nothing like having big games to watch against great opponents nearly every
single week.It's a great time to be a UTE!!!
Chris Hill is a genius. He waits to announce the series with Michigan on the
Y's media day. Where they announced nothing new. No new scheduling news. No
news on possibly joining a conference. I am almost a hundred percent sure that
Hill waited to anounce this on purpose. He wanted to upstage the media day in
Provo. Get all the local talking heads talking about this, than the Y and their
games in Nov against Idaho, and New Mexico St,etc. Oh happy day for the UTES. It
will be a brutal schedule in 2014 with Michigan and then 5 road Pac 12 games.
Hopefully in 2014 we dont also have Oregon and Stanford on the road that year. I
doubt it will be both, but one for sure.
You mean to tell me that Ducky and Sammy aren't here telling us the down
side to this yet!
Mercy - this is really great news. And, given the announcement yesterday
regarding the college football playoffs, having a strength of schedule will be
key in getting a slot in the top four. No doubt the Utes will have their work
cut out for them that year - no doubt it will be a daunting schedule to conquer.
But at least we are IN THE RUNNING! At least no one will doubt whether or not
the Utes have arrived and are willing to do what it takes to show the nation
what we're all about! It is really unbelievable what has transpired for
this University over the last few years. Our 2014 football schedule will
arguably be the strongest in all of college football that year and we will get
some real 'exposure' as we compete year in year out not just in the
PAC-12, but also in our non-conference games that are coming to us due to our
new conference of champions affiliation. Serious kudos to Dr. Hill and Coach
Whit for taking this on. Now let's just focus on winning our games and
continuing to make noise nationally. Recruit, recruit, recruit!
Sad to say but I do not see how the BYU game gets played unles the Pac 12 goes
to 8 conference games.Very excited about the Michigan series!
@Papa Smurf UTEIn 2013 we have 4 Pac-12 road games: Arizona, Oregon,
Stanford, USC.In 2014 we have 6 road games: Michigan, Arizona State,
Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington .That's why playing
BYU on the road in 2013 or 2014 doesn't make much sense, considering that
not even SEC teams play that kind of schedule.
Re: Hymn to the Silent.You'd better get your Atlas out unless
you're referring to the East Coast of Lake Michigan. :)
No surprise here. Michigan always scedules weak teams for their OOC games. The 1
and 1 has a lot to do with the inter-conference agreement and not much to do
with the opponent.
@TJFalse, just blatantly false. Look at the facts, not that
you'll comprehend them.This trip to SLC will be the THIRD
opponent stadium that Michigan will play an OOC game in since 2000. Notre Dame,
Oregon and Utah. That's the truth. My how BYU has
fallen. No leg to stand on, deperate enough to just lie.
Really class and informed bunch on here. Keeps with what I've always heard
about Ute fans. At first the Michigan fans were disappointed about not drawing
USC, Stanford, or Arizona (rich rodriguez) in the new Big/Pac arrangement. We
got over it quick when we heard about the game in SLC. I tell you that this is
going to be a great atmosphere playing a dangerous program on that Thursday
night. It's also a totally new experience for the Michigan program.
We're really excited about bringing fans west and seeing your gorgeous
city. Coach Hoke has this thing going in the right direction and has the boys
doing things on and off the field the way Michigan tradition demands.
You'll see a quality very physical team out there in 2015. See you then!
@Duckhunter ...Do you believe me now?Michigan =
BYU's replacement - the series starts in 2014 just as I told you ...
meaning if the Utes don't sign another home and home with BYU for the next
two seasons, it WILL be because of the Michigan game.
We knew this was coming but it is pretty smart of Dr Hill to announce it on the
other team's media day. Love it!@papa Actually,
Bronco did announce that byU would be a Top 10 program at the end of the year.
Mark it down.
As an extreme Ute fan, I have to give a shout out to fan1993 for showing class
and good sportsmanship. We should not be loading up and taking pot shots at the
southies in general, because some of them can be good sports. We should show
the class and intelligence, as fans, that the U fosters as a university.But when it comes to FangupoHunter and TJ, fire away boys and girls.
Unintelligent babble is not taken to kindly here!!It is great to be
a Ute! Onward and Upward!!
The Wolverines will walk into RES and say "Nice practice field - where is
I'm wondering why you're all so happy about scheduling a couple of
I can't but think that the 2014 schedule will help the recruiting of great
high school players from the 2013 class as well. It's good to be a
Ute ! !
Absolutley love this! UM has a great game day atmosphere. Seeing USC this year
at RES will be an amazing experience and then to have UM at RES? Wow!GO UTES!
The duhhhk reminds me of my former mother-in-law... nag, nag, nag. This
Ute schedule for 2014 is sure a lot better than the Idaho's and the New
Mexico States of the tds.
@ DuckhunterStop pretending like you can see what will happen in
2014. It's exciting to go up against great competition and it's a high
risk/high reward series. I guess you would rather see your team play Idaho St.
12 times every season though. No chance of losing there....
Awesome news. Not surprised to see the Utah obsessed Quaker back with his
typical half cent. Makes me laugh; the desperation of it all.
I think it's sad how Utah is so star-stuck by a Michigan team that
hasn't been all that great in recent years. "Oh my gosh! They're
actually coming to play in OUR stadium!" Gee, if he's lucky, maybe
Kyle Whittingham can get Brady Hoke's autograph! No need to act so
desperate anymore. Utah is a BCS program. It's time to act like it.
@Duckhunter"I'm wondering why you're all so happy
about scheduling a couple of losses?"Great question! Let me see
if I can help you understand. We are not interested in building a football
legacy based on beating sub-par opponents. We also prefer the thrill of playing
great programs nearly every single week, to consistently beating high school
teams. It's a completely different mindset, I know.
The thing is michigan really isn't all that good. Sure they have a name but
that is about it at this point. I am really enjoying the Sally Field type
reactions from utah "fans" though. "They like us! They
really like us!"Kinda like the pac12 invite.LOL!
No WiFi in Tulsa ?I think you have spent way too much time in that ground
water near Geneva. Duhhk your still in the blind. Read the remarks
of the PAC 12 commissioner again and then comment. Did you even read the article
RedBlood, you had me right up until "Our 2014 football schedule
will arguably be the strongest in all of college football that year". Even
with the dogs they have scheduled OOC in the PAST, the SEC's conference
schedule alone is tougher.However, you pre-redeemed yourself with
this comment: "And, given the announcement yesterday regarding the college
football playoffs, having a strength of schedule will be key in getting a slot
in the top four." Exactly right.It would be a pity for a team
to win a conference championship and not get into the playoffs because they
played a sissy OOC schedule. In the future you'll see all schools serious
about the brass ring playing tough OOC opponents.Uteology, This kind
of logic is looking in the rear view mirror. "That's why playing BYU
on the road in 2013 or 2014 doesn't make much sense, considering that not
even SEC teams play that kind of schedule." They will now, because OOC
games will be the only way to prove they are better than other conferences
during the current year.
@Duckhunter ...Wow, you are reeling! This must be killing you!Your comment: "The thing is michigan really isn't all that
good."Did you already forget that Michigan won the Sugar bowl
less than 6 months ago?You're too much man! It's almost
sad to see you scrambling this badly for anything to say.
@motorbikeI remember, so what? They were a decent team last year,
not great by any means. Actually got lucky a couple of games. They also lost
some players. We'll see how good they are when utah comes up on their
schedule but as of now they are just ok, not better.
Recruits, pay attention to what is happening. Up and coming program with great
facilities, great coaching, all games played on national televion and a great
football schedule with a chance to play for something special. Michigan first and I guarantee Urban will want to schedule Utah in the near
future. Um um good!
Utah adding Michigan to its schedule while BYU plays the bottom half of the WAC.
Duckhunter is sounding even more pathetic than usual. Sad really that he has
stooped to ridiculous comments. Michigan "isn't that good anymore"
yet BYU is terrific. Typical.
Here I am Utesies, you've been waiting for me, it's so nice to be
'anticipated'. Working a few extra hours this week, sorry for the
inconvenience.Congrats on the series, no finer way to kiss the BCS
goodbye than by playing a real 'big boy' conference team, not some
imposter like a lower tier Pac 10.2 South Division team other than USC.I'll enjoy watching Michigan thrash the daylights out of Utah but it
probably won't be nearly as entertaining as last year's Colorado game.
Colorado is your epic rival now, nothing else compares.
Out of nowhere, the Utes put together a home and home with Michigan. Meanwhile,
the Cougars and their long rumored, it's gonna happen any day now, no
really, it's a done deal, series with Wisconsin... has never
"I'll enjoy watching Michigan thrash the daylights out of Utah but it
probably won't be nearly as entertaining as last year's Colorado
game."samm:They didn't in 2008, and Whit has
already beaten Hoke a time or two. Funny you should mention embarrassing losses.
While we have to play Colorado every year, the y mysteriously stopped scheduling
Utah State. Ouch!
This is great news...football...you bet! Go utes!
Really disappointed this morning. Ducky and Sammy are sputtering their wheels,
trying to find something that sticks. Utah fans are talking about
Michigan, USC, Rose Bowl, BCS playoff, stadium expansion, new TV network.BYU fans are talking about Utah, Sally Field and Colorado.It
would be wise for BYUTV to start programming for a BYU football depression
hotline. It's taking a toll on guys like Ducky and Sammy. They were on
top of the mountain for so long, they're having a really tough time
accepting that their mole hill is now dwarfed by Utah's mountain.
All we Ute fans should buy Ducky and Sammyg Ute crimson "MUSS"
sweatshirts. Slowly but surely they'll gravitate to the #1 team in the
state. Goooooooo Utes!!!!
willieThere is nothing more exciting and entertaining than seeing
Ute fans get all twitterpated about football. While the rest of
their programs suffer from neglect, except gymnastics, we witness several of the
"fans" go through the seasonal chest thumping ritual of how great it is
in the football program and how sad the fate of BYU.And like the
classic Greek tale we will see some Ute 'tragedy'. Last year it was
Colorado, an injured QB and BYU outranking the Utes after a fluke loss. The year
before it was 'the most historic game ever played in RES', an injured
QB, ND, BSU.I can't wait for this year's
'finale' for the Utes. Something will happen, it usually does.If anyone would know anything about a 'depression hotline'
it's a Ute fan.It's on speed dial on 'the
hill'.I can't speak for Ducky but I'm as happy as a
lark with BYU sports... ALL of them... including football on ESPN.I
do wonder, as Ducky stated, why a fanbase would be so excited about guaranteed
losses. What's so great about mediocrity and losing?
The y's soft schedule again this year reminds me of something a coach of
mine used to say: 'Mediocrity is excellence to the mediocre.'
Independence (and scheduling SJSU, NMSU, Idaho, etc.) has let Roscoe perfect the
Good for Utah for getting this, but this has Brady Hoke written all over it.
Without that MWC connection this never would have happened.
Wow, Ducky and Sammy are truely having a hard time with this. Does
Michigan stink or is this a guaranteed loss for the Utes? Which is it?"I can't wait for this year's 'finale' for the Utes.
Something will happen, it usually does.And yet (2) BSC Bowl wins in
the last 10 years and (2) undefeated seasons proves that the Utes CAN get it
done. Unlike our boys down south who seem to lose the most important games EVERY
year. Texas last year. FSU, Nevada and TCU (OK TCU every year)in 2010. FSU after
beating UO in 2009? I know, I know it is soooo hard to recall since you
compartmentalized it. LOL
Johnny--So What?sammy--I am so impressed that you have such a
powerful crystal ball, you and duck are scrambling, the writing is on the wall.
My crystal ball has Utah with 2 wins over Michigan not a single loss to a BIG-10
team until 2043, but I do see some good news for you y fans 2019,2020, and 2023
you make the D2 playoffs but Weber State beats you twice and SUU gets one
win.Give me a break both of ya.
Johnny Triumph, I agree with you. Win or lose in the end, I'm certain Hoke
is ecstatic about having Utah visit, and going to SLC. Since he arrived in Ann
Arbor, he's focused a good amount of attention on athletes in Utah. His
staff will use the SLC trip to its fullest extent to find more Utah athletes,
and try his hardest to have Utes players' younger brothers use the trip to
Ann Arbor as an unofficial visit. Gotta be considered a win-win for both
teams.I had a good "LOL" at this one: "The thing is
michigan really isn't all that good." Must be hard to satisfy someone
who doesn't think a top 10 team is all that good.
Duckhunter:"I'm wondering why you're all so happy
about scheduling a couple of losses?" (4:32 p.m.)"The thing
is michigan really isn't all that good." (6:02 p.m.)Okay
Ducky. So within 90-min, you have Michigan going from a sure-fire dismantling
of your big brother Utes, to being not all that good. Haha! This is totally
killing you! I can tell. Perhaps you, sammyg, and TJ can all get together and
have a good cry, then watch re-runs of last season's WAC games.
I have never thought that BYU players EVER made bad hits until last year. I
don't wan't Utah to play BYU again. BYU will play too hard, maybe
injure key Utah players? BYU should do what they want to. I don't wanna
play them EVER again.
Utah needs to tell BYU goodbye. They don't matter and I don't care to
ever see them again.
UHA "They don't matter and I don't care to ever see
them again."Hilarious and false as usual.Why
don't you try and ignore BYU. Go cold turkey, you can do it.The
sad thing is that you need BYU, every article is like a 'fix' for
"Utah needs to tell BYU goodbye. They don't matter and I don't
care to ever see them again." I'm not quite so sure that we leave
them off the schedule yet. Those 44 point w3ins over such a top program sure
get's the attention of the public and media.
"The sad thing is that you need BYU, every article is like a 'fix'
for you."Uh, samm, odd that YOU would bring up the the
'fix' accusation. It tells us why you are here--talking smack on Ute
stories, as usual.
@ JohnINSLC,Sammyg and Ducky are in their "last throws"
these days. Reality is taking it's toll on our friends in Utah County.
After the Y curtails football, they will be Ute fans........"A good
thing," Martha Stewart.
I am hoping that our recruiting gets a lot better.........we are gonna need
additional depth to compete at this high level. Also, RES must expand, maybe
10k+ more seats at least!!!!!!! Finding U tickets will be tough and scalpers
will be charging a fortune. Man O man.........I love being a Ute! GREAT
BYU fans on Utah article telling everyone that Michigan is no good! -now that
is funny.I guess a Utah fan needs to go on an BYU article and tell
everyone how good Idaho & Idaho ST. are! Can't beat the
entertainment value found here!
This is all so entertaining. Michigan is coming to SLC. Who will be going to
Provo? ECU? Houston? Can Cal Poly come as well?